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Author Topic: Another ID Request, an old Scramble that is nice  (Read 835 times)

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Offline jban

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Another ID Request, an old Scramble that is nice
« on: June 17, 2013, 06:49:59 PM »
I've stared at and studied this weight in amazement for several years. This came from the same collection as the other ID request I have going.

A bit more info on the previous owner.  She collected these from the 1960's through the 1990's and apparently traveled around to the shows, etc.  She was a customer of Selman's for a lot of her later years. One weight has a label from Marjorie Madey in Baton Rouge but unfortunately other than that she didn't keep any records that I found. A lot of her collection were from good modern makers.

This weight is pretty amazing.  I don't know if it is an antique or not but it is finely made. The pommel is ground concave with the rest of the base being unpolished.  It measures approx 3 inches tall and is 3 1/2 in diameter.

The cones, etc are actually in 2 layers, something not noticeable until you look into the bottom.  I can't even count the styles that are represented in there.  I am not sure if this would be considered scrambled or just close packed.

One interesting aspect is when I blacklight it there are some of the pieces, the orange ones, that really floresce brightly in pinkish orange bands. I tried to photograph this but had dismal luck.

Again, there are many more photos in photobucket that you can see following this link:

Thanks again for any forthcoming information, I do appreciate it.

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Offline Derek

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Re: Another ID Request, an old Scramble that is nice
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 07:41:27 PM »
Hi Jban

Looking at the detail photo I can see many canes that I recognise as Murano and the flat polished base
tend to back this an ID of Murano although Murano canes can be found in paperweights worldwide as
there are specialist firms on Murano that do nothing but make canes to sell on.

Hope this helps.

Best regards


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